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Johannes Holmberg

UI developer & designer

I got inspired by Wes Bos to put together my own page with the tools that I use on an (almost) everyday basis. Things are changing pretty quick in our industry so expect this page to change up fairly often as well.

Editor

  • As so many others at the moment I’m using Visual Studio Code. I came over from Atom, and before that I used Sublime Text for many years. I have also been a heavy proponent of Coda and back in the day I was on the Dreamweaver bandwagon 🙂
  • I’m using Wes Bos’s Cobalt2 theme which both looks great and has good contrast.
  • Inconsolata is the font.

Terminal

  • I’ve recently switched over to Hyper from iTerm2.
  • I use hypercwd to keep the directory structure for new terms and hyperterm-visor to set my global hotkey.
  • To differentiate the terminal from my editor, I’m using the Dracula theme.

Browser

  • Google Chrome has been my browser of choice for many years but I’ve recently switched over to Firefox and I’m loving it. Their new rendering engine and dev tools are really top notch!

Design

  • I’m using Sketch for almost all things UI related.
  • Prototyping I’m doing in InVision.
  • For any type of image manipulation work I’m using Pixelmator Pro. I’ve used Photoshop for years, but I don’t say no to leaner and more efficient tools.
  • PixelSnap is a super useful tool for measuring any element on the screen. Have been using it a ton lately.
  • And ColorSnapper is a must for easy picking of colors anywhere on the screen.

Software

  • I’m using Alfred to navigate my file system.
  • Whenever I need a classic FTP client (which actually isn’t that often anymore) I use Transmit which is my favorite.
  • TextExpander is great for those snippets you type over and over again.
  • I am using Ulysses for all my writing and Day One for my journaling.
  • Things 3 is my task manager and I’m following a GTD mindset.
  • I’ve come to love Magnet as my window manager.
  • Bartender keeps things nice and tidy in the menu bar.
  • I’m using CloudApp to annotate and share screenshots.
  • 1Password keeps all my password and important assets protected but easily accessible.

Hardware

  • At home I’m using a 27” iMac with Retina (Late 2014) and as a traveling companion I have a lightweight MacBook (Mid 2016) which is really awesome.
  • For over 6 years I’ve been using a black Goruck Echo to carry my laptop and for whenever I travel the world.